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First off Merry X -mas gang!
The car is a '71 chevy caprice(4200+ lbs) and the spec sheet reads as follows:
- 350" "hencho en mexico" servicemaster sbc- fine cast china internals(but FRESH!) 8.5:1 cr
- dart 200cc pro 1 alums. -unported
- Magnuson 122" high helix supercharger-7 lbs.
- 770 cfm holley street avenger prepped by The carb shop
- Snow performance methanol injection- to combat possible detonation
-TH-400 w/ TCI 2500 stall, 10 bolt w/3.42's and fresh posi

I will assemble a healthier short block soon , so this engine is more of a testbed to acclimate myself with a blown engine(this is my first).I am also curious just what this engine will take, so I have aptly named it "THE ALAMO". While trying to be adventerous with seeking power, im also attempting to ensure I have safety devices in use to keep from grenading this engine while learning,and make safe horsepower, as to not destroy the expensive hardparts. Please keep this in mind when making your recommendations.Aside from the top end and electronics, nothing from this engine will go on to the next. The next shortblock will be large, forged , and roller, and boost will be increased heavily. my plan is to change shortblocks, change pulleys, retune(new carb most likely), and blast off

I neglected to list any other hard parts because i need help picking them. Going to have to run a flat tappet cam.. any suggestions? I was looking at the K-1105 kit from summit. Can I get any closer with an off the shelf grind?I heard a wide LSA is recommended with blowers, any other cams out there you can think of? will it be hard to fill the cylinders with those big heads and a small cam like that to see 7 lbs. of boost?

Ignition is my next main concern. I was planning to use Summit racings own brand ignition box with boost timing master, which retards timing according to boost level. Is this overkill in this application? Can i use my stock electronic converted distributor(with revised timing curve) or do i need something more fancy?I assume i can run the box in tandem with the methanol injection?I read alot of initial lead is liked by blowers, with low advance.when should i have all the timing in by? Ive read the magnuson makes power all the way down around 2k rpms..

Finally: lets say i build a 400+" SBC in hopes of 700+ horsepower, can the magnuson support it at 122"?

A little lost here, so some guidnace would be great. thanks in advance - Alex

P.S. - I was hoping for around 400 hp at the wheels with "the alamo", think it can be done?


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